Billy “Bill” James Ashworth, Sr., 90, of Bristow, joined his Heavenly Father, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Bristow. Born in Slick on Aug. 14, 1925, Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jean Ashworth; a son and daughter, Billy James Ashworth, Jr., of Broken Arrow and Joyce Launius, of Bristow; one sister, Virginia Long, of Tecumseh; four grandchildren, Denine Key, Amber Magridge, Lindsey Hannagan and Brandon Ashworth and one great grandchild, Jordan McKaughan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Ross and Lilly Dicie Ashworth; two siblings, Geneva Mercer and Famous Ashworth. Bill grew up working the family farm with his father before enlisting in the Army on Aug. 19, 1945, at the age of 20. He was stationed in Fort Dix, N.J. serving as a corporal and supply clerk in WWII. During his service, he was stationed in Germany and received the Army of Occupation medal and the WWII Victory medal.